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34-year-old housekeeper had been shot and killed right here. >> it was a code red or code blue where they shut the classrooms down. >> sarah ramos was sitting on the bench reading a book. >> a lot of parents, i remember them calling down and reminding me. everyone was afraid to get their children on the bus. >> the first shooting on the morning of october 3 happened at this gas station at aspen hill road and connecticut avenue. a husband and father of two was killed. >> this was a mobile gas station at the time. it was just after 8:00 in the morning. the 54-year-old part-time cab driver was shot and killed as he was gassing up at this pump. like the other victims. he was hit with a single shot. >> it's been a long time. i mean, we miss my dad. >> the 33-year-old andrew looked exactly like his dad. ten years after his murder and the family and the entire washington area still can't make sense of the slain. >> no, you can't forgive what
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happened. you can't even forget. you know, you have lost loved ones. >> bruce johnson, 9news now. >> john allen mohommed and lee boyd went into d.c. that night, killed charlotte at georgia avenue, charlotte was a 72-year- old retired carpenter. fourwomen were fondled between campus and some popular offcampus housing. >> i'm in northwest d.c. cam police say four women were fondled between this stretch. between birkshire apartments and american university. >> it's scary when you know something is happening. >> i don't want it happening to any of my friends. >> reporter: american university students are on alert after hearing about the recent assaults on women. >> we like to think on college campuses, it's liberal and we are safe because we are in this close community.
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it kind of, it puts things things into perspective. >> each incident was either in the early morning or late evening. in each case, campus police say the suspect grabbed the woman's backside and then ran away. in one case, the suspect also grabbed the woman's chest. while some say this will force them to be more cautious, others say they are unphased by it. >> it's something that women have to do because we are women. we have to protect ourselves. >> i live on the street. i walk this campus a couple times every day. i don't feel less safe. >> 9news. changes are coming to the g.e.d. test. that can serve in place of a high school diploma. more recent higher standards. some educators say that will make the changes tougher. >> it will be more difficult. because it is common core and
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standards have gotten tougher for traditional high school students. standards have to be tougher for the g.e.d. >> the new version becomes available january 2014. >> maryland voters will decide whether hundreds of students will be able to afford college. critics complain the dream act awards illegal immigrants by giving them in state tuition rates. young people some path to fulfill their dreams. bruce leshan has a look. >> this is the chance for me to go to university of maryland. >> cam pose pos is a dreamer. >> to give back to society. i could be saving your life in the future. >> his parents brought him to the u.s. at 12. he graduated from kennedy high school, earned straight a's at montgomery college, was diagnosed with bone cancer at 18. >> i want to save lives. just like my life was saved once. >> ricardo could scrape
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together enough money, but he says the out of state tuition charged undocumented immigrants now puts college out of reach. >> the tuition now is about $28,000 at the university of maryland. >> can you afford it? >> i can't afford that. >> it's not a right that you go to college. in fact, my question is, what are you doing here in the first place? >> brad is among the critics who no, forced the dream act. >> if they wantto educate themselves, god bless them. >> it's hard to see how much it will cost. montgomery college might have the most experience. it offers in county tuition to anyone who graduated from a montgomery county high school, regardless of citizenship. >> for us, the idea is a validation of what we already do. we don't anticipate a huge
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influx. >> convinced voters will reject the dream act. >> this law will go down in flames in november. >> campos hopes he is wrong. >> it will be like a piece of my life. >> bruce leshan, 9news now. >> good reason for hope. two recent polls, i should say, found that 60% of voters sported the dream act and 1/3 of voters oppose it. if voters approve it, it will be the first time ever. the early voting got started today in the presidential battleground state of ohio. tonight, the candidates are focusing their attention on colorado. president barack obama and governor mitt romney are making final preparations for their first debate. tomorrow night's focus, domestic policy with a heavy emphasis on the economy and jobs. joe biden spent his day campaigning in north carolina and republican running mate is due to arrive in charlottesville, virginia, tonight. in pennsylvania, a judge has blocked that state's voter
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id requirement from taking effect by this election day. the judge says he's not quite convinced that every voter would be able to get a valid id in time. republicans who support the new law says it is aimed at keeping people have voting more than once. democrats, however, argue that it's aimed at keeping the elderly and minorities from voting at all. >> wusa9 is your go to station tomorrow night for the debate. 9news is teaming up with u.s.a. today. beginning at 9:00 p.m., u.s.a. today reporters are fact checking what the candidates have to say. you can watch the analysis live at this morning, u.s.a. today white house correspondent talked with andrea roane about what we can expect and not expect tomorrow night. >> as far as -- i have a hard time believing there's going to be this huge big policy announced in a debate. that doesn't happen. what is remembered about these debates is often these small
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moments, i knew john f. kennedy. you are likable enough. >> watch the debate and get instant truth squad analysis live tomorrow night with us on and at 11:00, derek will be at u.s.a. today headquarters for deeper analysis of the hits, runs, and errors of the first presidential debate. the d.c. council introduced what would be a landmark amendment to the d.c. charter. it would grant the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without approval from congress. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. congress or the president could still crush it. the council is behind the effort. d.c.'s delete opposes it. she says she will keep pushing to secure budget atonmy through a bill in congress. you get paid a half million
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dollars just for being smart. there's a bit more to it than that. but coming up, we'll speak with a local writer who is a fellow. they call him geniuses. i'll do my best to keep up. >> you do that. still to come in this half hour, a senator's legend weighs in on watching the nationals head to the playoffs. topper. >> we have some clouds. right now, nothing on radar near us, however, we'll show you radar down to the south. different story. we'll tell you where those showers are headed. if they're headed for the ball park and what lies in store for our morning commute tomorrow. >> one airline takes those baggage fees to an even higher level. too many americans are struggling to find work
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in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class.
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i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ planning ahead could save you money the next time you fly. starting november 6, spirit airlines says it will start charging customers $100 to check a carry on bag at the gate. if you check that same bag in advance, it will cost you $20 a piece. spirit says the idea is to encourage people not to wait until the last minute. the airline already charges for all bags that don't fit under the seat. a sky diver known as fearless felix will try to make history next week. on monday, he will break the sound barrier, dress in a pressurized suit, he will jump
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from a balloon 23 miles above the new mexico desert. he hopes to reach a free fall speed of about 700 miles per hour. note to fearless felix, you can certainly probably pick up tips from a bunch of kids, they sure lee know all about breaking the sound barrier. >> australia's great barrier reef has spectacular colors between the fish, coral, sponges, all of that may be falling to the waist side. a 27-year-old study by the australian institute of marine science finds that the reef has lost 50%. scientists say they are trying to stem the tide. >> this is actually fertilizer pollution, feeding the star fish. >> it grows among the most environmentally friendly in the world. >> conservationists say
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cutting the amount of fertilizer that is running off into the reef would make a big difference, similar to our efforts in our own backyard with the chesapeake bay. >> more problems for a set of metro escalators, but this time it's not what you think.
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what a celebration it was at nationals park last night. washington still managed to win the national league east when atlanta fell to pittsburgh. >> fans are looking ahead to the playoffs. scot broom is live at the stadium with more. hi scott. >> that's correct. a couple more games against the phillies when it is off to the playoffs as national league east champions. fans are beside themselves, including a blast from the past. famed senator slugger, excuse me, famed senator slugger, howard. >> i think it's going to be great. >> he is 76 years old, retired in loudoun county. >> of course, always had great
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baseball fans, in many cases, we didn't have enough of them. like i said, this is america, they love winners. >> frank howard is a legend. the slugger that led the senators in home runs and rbi's in all seven seasons that he played in washington until the team was shipped off to texas in 1971. and now, frank howard gets to witness what he never saw the senators achieve a division championship. >> we did have one good year here where we finish ten games over .500. our pitching staff led the league in e.r.a. like the national staff is doing now. he at that time, at that particular moment, we all had career years that year in '69. at that time, though, we didn't have what you would classify as a true number one starter. strasburg. we had a number one starter, who knows, we would have gone
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to the world series. g howard is at 6'8", stl works out in his home and credits another lifelong baseball man, nationals manager, davey johnson, with much of the nationals success. >> davey johnson is a true american. americans love winners. you hook up against johnson, he'll blow the socks right off of you. >> all right. frank howard who has no prediction on how far the nationals will go. as far as how their talent will take them. he aught to know. reporting live at nats park, scott broom, 9news now. >> the nats and davey johnson. they have a big fan pulling for them, that's for sure. >> a new twist on an old problem for metro today. standing water on the escalator this morning forces the system to close the station. we found some passengers waiting outside in the rain as trains passed them through the
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station beneath. >> they are repairing one, the other one won't run. they don't let people walk down the run that's not running and everybody stands in the rain waiting for one escalator. >> oh wow. okay. it took metro an hour to reopen those escalators. some passengers tweeted they were tired of waiting and walked instead. >> on a rainy day, that is -- mention for years, cover the escalators. rain is no good. >> speaking of rain, 2.26 inches at dulles. that's a record. daily rain fall record. that's impressive. we have drizzle out there. nothing big time on radar, but because the warm front is pushing through, we run the risk of a shower or thunderstorm, but you're in good shape the next couple of hours to take in a ball game or walk the dog. here's a live look at our weather cam. you can see it is already foggy and misty around the capital
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there. temperature, 72. that's the high so far today. winds are light and the pressure is actually rising 29.29 inches of mercury. satellite picture and the radar combined. the storm that was in northern alabama yesterday has drifted into western kentucky. but the warm front, that's what we are watching. this will move through tonight and as it does, that's going to generate a couple showers and a couple thunderstorms. but the good news is, it's going to put us in the warm sector of air tomorrow and end up with more sunshine. pretty much have to. we had showers into southern maryland. we'll zoom in. they decreased a little bit, but notice more thunderstorms down into richmond. and they are going to pull up to the north and east. essentially taking that same track into the northern neck and into leanardtown and a couple showers popping up now into charles county and even in prince georges county. they are generally light. mainly greens here. a couple yellows and oranges down toward the northern neck
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and that is about it. so, warming up, no doubt about that. shower or thunderstorm still possible tonight. fog develops overnight. that will probably be the biggest problem tomorrow morning for the commute. warmer on wednesday and a nice finish to the week. a really nice finish to the week. mostly cloudy. shower and storm possible. low temperatures in the 60s. tomorrow morning, again, it may take all morning. skies will become partly clouted di and warm. 60s and 70s. partly sunny and warmer. slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. high temperatures 85. average high is 75. that's 10 degrees above average. 85 tomorrow. maybe a storm late. great on thursday. partly cloudy, 84. fantastic on friday. mostly sunny, temperatures in the low 80s. it will kind of change over the weekend. we have the terps in town, the skins in town. maybe a shower late in the terps game. it will be mild, mid 70s on saturday. and then cooler on sunday. we're in the 60s sunday, monday, and tuesday.
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rain and showers will try to end before the redskin game. can't promise it. either way you need a sweatshirt. it will be cool. >> we'll be ready for that. kristen is coming back after the break with sports. too many americans are struggling to find work
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in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class.
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i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ some breaking news to share with you now. a montgomery county police officer has been struck at i- 270 and germantown road. the officer was out of his
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vehicle investigating an accident when he was hit. that officer is not badly injured. that's what we're hearing. as you can see, the southbound lanes of 270 are closed and that is the resulting backup. we'll keep you posted on when it reopens. i-270 at germantown road. >> and now, 9sports with kristen berset. >> what a night it was. nationals pitcher, geo gonzalez was so pumped after winning the division title last night, he said he might stay up all night long and enjoy it. it's a good night for him. he can rest. tom will go in his place. he has been named in game one of the playoffs. davey johnson giving his starters a rest today after this celebration last night. it's a chance for them to break out of their current slump. last night, as you can see, it was all about celebrating with
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the fans that stuck by them all this time when no one else gave them a chance. >> all the things that we been through. all the things this organization has been through. to be here right now is impressive. >> all the odds against us, even sweeter. i think that when you come into this season with nothing to lose, i think that's what it is. >> it means a lot for this city, this organization, the guys that have been here and played their whole career. >> now to reality. the nationals have a lot of work to do. currently they are 10-17. their next possible opponent could be san francisco, st. louis, or atlanta. >> you know, we want to get deep in the playoffs. we want to have three more of these and at the end of the day, that trophy. we have a lot of tough games ahead of us, but this is quite an accomplishment. i'm glad the guys can go through it. >> bryce harper got a much
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deserved recognition today. this is the second time he won this award. the first was back in may. the redskins, you know, hoping for their own celebration sometime soon, is enjoying their day off. they have an extremely tough matchup this weekend. a chance to turn their luck around at home. now rg3, of course, has been impressive throughout the season and after giving his team a chance to win for the second straight week, his teammates are singing his praises. >> i'm looking at going out here and get better. so when something breaks down, he's going to make a play. >> you know, he stepped up and i've never had so much confidence. >> don't forget to cast your vote for a high school game of the week poll. here are your choices. go to >> that's it for us, the cbs evening news is next.
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>> derek will be back at 7:00. good night, everybody.
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